Red

2008 Fontodi Chianti Classico

Sangiovese

  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Chianti
  • Chianti Classico DOCG
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Community Tasting Notes 107

  • TXRhoneRanger wrote: 88 points

    August 7, 2020 - "New World" Chianti. Powerful black fruited, fatter, richer, fruity, more mouthfeel, tannic even. I can see where people would love this style, but it's not for me. Seared pork medallions were a hit with the wine, but the food was better than the wine. Meh.

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  • festiva wrote: flawed

    March 28, 2020 - Corked. In a huge way....

  • fozzibaer wrote: 88 points

    February 15, 2020 - Time to drink up.

  • Eags25 wrote: 92 points

    September 3, 2019 - Fantastic. Sweet nose of cherries, earth. tobacco, leather and crushed rock / mineral quality. Med + bodied, sweet tannins, soft and finishes with balsamic notes. If tasting blind, would be a challenge to come up with Chianti and Fontodi's CC remains my favorite. Drink now - worry that fruit will fade and balsamic notes will overwhelm.

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  • Biastagan wrote:

    March 27, 2019 - Just tried this wine. Garnet, considerable sediment. Immediate nose of leather, then raspberry, licorice, soya sauce. Flavor is rich, complex, a taste and long finish that made me stop and appreciate the wine. As we drank, both the wine and food tasted better and better. I really like this wine.

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  • By Gary Walsh
    4/26/2013 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
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  • By Richard Jennings
    2/2/2012 (link) 86 points

    (Fontodi Chianti Classico) Group's #8 (my #7) – 103 pts.; 0, 0, 1, 8 - dark red violet color; brett, tart berry, ripe currant nose; mature, tart cherry, tart red fruit, brett palate; medium finish 86+ points

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  • By Chris Kissack
    February 2011 (link) 15.5 points

    (Fontodi Chianti Classico) A rather fresh appearance to this wine's colour. The nose has the same character, bright and fresh, with a light cherry aroma. The palate has a leaner character than I was perhaps expecting , although the fruit profile is as expected and it certainly has a rather appealing grippy structure beneath it all. Overall an attractive wine with a very fresh, composed substance. Appealing but I have to question the value offered by straight Chianti Classico these days - I can remember not that long ago I would have paid half the price this is listed at.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Fontodi
  • Varietal Sangiovese
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • SubRegion Chianti
  • Appellation Chianti Classico DOCG
  • UPC Codes 607531183396, 607531210085, 607531210092, 8021019020065

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  • Pending Delivery 25 (2%)
  • In Cellars 523 (33%)
  • Consumed 1,026 (65%)

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